Monday, July 27, 2009

Girl's Camp

Last week I spent most of my week at Girl's Camp and had an absolute blast. It was so much fun!!! We had awesome weather, great company, lots of stuff to keep us entertained and busy, and so much more. I had sooo many pictures to choose from. We made so many great memories! I debated forever on whether or not to go and I'm so glad I did!

Some of our girls boarding the bus bRiGhT and early on Tuesday morning (7 a.m.).

Glad we finally got camp set up... This is me with Heather and Erika.

Erika's grandma made these cute hats for all of us. If you zoom in on the picture you'll see that the flower was made from pop caps. So cute! Oh, and in the background those are the cabins we slept in. We went to Mia Shalom, it was my first time ever being there. When I was in YW we always went to a place in Heber canyon called Aspen Lakes.

Just me and some of my girls on the way to the lake. Sarah, Abbi, me, Heather, and Erika.

Me with two of my cute Beehives, Sarah and Abbi.

The lake was pretty small but I'll canoe anywhere, I love it so much!

Here we are canoeing our little hearts out. The stake leaders had a bunch of different games for us which pretty much entailed racing to the other side of the lake and back a million different times. It was a serious workout!

Steph, Abbi, and Sarah.

After waterfront time we played a big huge game of Twister. It was so much fun!!!

More Twister...

We ate so well while we were at camp! There was always tons of leftovers. I'm scared to stand on the scale now that I'm home. I think I'll wait a while...

The hike we went on was so gorgeous. Mia Shalom is in the same canyon as my cabin and I absolutely love it!!!

A shot from behind...

Sara, Sydney, and me.

The deer must be really used to people. They weren't very scared of us. We had one deer that kept walking through our camp while we were eating and stuff. It was so awesome! We also had a cute jack rabbit that came through our camp scrounging for food. Not to mention about a million potguts. The Beehives were lovin the potguts. Give em a few years and they'll hate em just like the rest of us. :)

Pedicures after the hike were a big hit! It felt so good to soak our feet in the water.

Meet Janice. Our sweet YW President who bless her heart, tried so hard to be crafty. :) (Love ya Janice!)

Some of the girls crafting. We made some pretty cute stuff that I will actually keep.

We made s'mores and also roasted Starburst in the fire. Mmm they were so good!

Here's a picture of the fire with those one crystal things you throw in it to make it turn cool colors. It was so awesome.

Sarah helping with dutch oven pizzas.

On Pioneer Day the stake leaders had all sorts of stuff planned for us. We played a bunch of pioneer games. This was a relay race hammering nails into a board. I think we got 2nd place. Out of 3 teams. :) Oh well.

They had a Days of '47 parade. Every ward was supposed to make a float. We didn't know this until the day before and of course we had nothing to made a float with so we told them ours got stolen. Ha ha ha. It was a good copout I think.
When I got home I was just hoping for a clean house, but instead I found out that Brandon had a big surprise for me that he had been planning for months! He tiled our bathroom floor and shower. It's not quite finished yet but I can't believe how much work he and some of his family put into it. It looks awesome!!! He is so amazing. More to come on that later.

As nice as it is to be back home, I really miss being up there in the mountains and just forgetting about real life and cell phones and computers and everything. It was sooo nice to be away from it all. Now it's back to the daily grind, work, cleaning the house, and about a million other things. I still need to post about my parents leaving on their mission and I need to go catch up on everyone else's blogs. I looked at a few today and I still have 47 new blog posts to read in my google reader. Sigh. Stay tuned for the next post.


The 5 browns said...

Great pictures Stephanie. I am so glad that you came with us too. And that you liked all the activities that were planned. You were awesome and a great leader.

Dustin Miller said...

How fun! This reminds me of some good times for us at girls camp.

Stacey said...

your little YW are so lucky to have such a fun leader like you. I'm so glad you had so much fun. I'm also glad to know that I'm not the only one who loves roasted starburst. Yum.

Barb said...

I've been to Mia Shalom!! My sister-in-law was Stake Camp Director for a few years and I went with her a couple of times. FUN!!

Kevin, Michelle and Jamin Gilbert said...

I am glad that you had fun! I heard lots of good things about your craftiness! I would have loved to have been there. Maybe next year?? Welcome home!

Emily said...

Good old Shalom! Hard to believe I was there as a kid 16 years ago! Wow I feel old. Looks like you had a great time & were loved by your girls :)

Jilleen said...

Oh yes... Camp Shalom! I have many fun memories of that place. It was fun to see your pics. Glad you had a great time.

Kris said...

I'm so jealous! These pictures made me miss girls' camp so much! Our stake goes to Mia Shalom and it is so beautiful up there, I agree. I miss being away from everything for a week - how nice! glad you got to go. And, um, we REALLY need to get together soon. Ben's family is in town until Wednesday, so anytime after that is pretty open. Let me know what works for you. Lunch, dinner? Whatever!

dmd said...

Now that is Girl's Camp!